Can you believe it’s already April? I certainly can’t, but I don’t hate it. We’ve planted our gardens, decorated the outdoors, and had our first bonfire of the year with some of our favorite friends. Not a bad way to begin spring!
LOVING: My sister stepped up to the plate again with awesome gifts. It was my birthday on the 29th of last month, and she got me two things I can’t stop using. One of them was It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, which, I kid you not, is the best under eye concealer I’ve ever used. Not only does it have awesome coverage, but I literally use about 1/8th of a dime size amount–probably even less than that–and it hides everything like a dream. The other thing she got me hooked on is Batise Dry Shampoo. If you haven’t tried this stuff yet, you’re missing out. I’ve used the coconut & exotic tropical before which I really like, and she got me the floral & flirty blush scent this month and it’s seriously perfect for spring. Looooove it. I put some in my hair before bed and a little bit again in the morning, and you’d never guess that I haven’t washed my hair. Another scent I adore? sassy & daring wild. It’s probably my favorite, but they all smell incredible.
READING: I finished two books this month (so far): The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins and It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. If you missed it, I talked back in January about my goal of reading 24 books in 2015, and I have seven done so far. I need to step up my game! Anyway, here’s what I thought about these two:
- The Girl On The Train. There was a lot of hype surrounding this book and comparing it to Gone Girl, so naturally, I had to check it out. It was on hold at the library for basically forever, but it finally arrived to me. Before I actually started reading it, I listened to a few chapters as an audiobook on my way home from mine and Isla’s trip to Ohio last month. I’ve only ever listened to one other book as an audiobook, Lolita, and I was pleasantly surprised. I love Megan’s voice, and it made my trip fly by. When it actually came down to reading it, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much until the end, and even then, it was somewhat predictable. It was good, and I’d give it 3.5 stars, but I didn’t love it like I loved Gone Girl.
- It Was Me All Along. This one started off slow, but I got into it pretty quickly. I loved hearing about Andie’s life, and I don’t know what it is about people describing food, but I adore it. I could really relate to a lot of what she talked about, and I couldn’t put it down once I hit the middle. When it ended, it seemed sort of unfinished, and I would have loved to hear more about her blogging experience. Other than that, I really adored this book. Perfect match to me currently participating in a PiYo and healthy eating challenge.
WATCHING: “Secrets and Lies.” OH MY GOD, I love this show. Ryan Phillipe was like the sexy bad boy of my childhood dreams, so I don’t hate seeing him walking around shirtless 75% of the time on this show. Dom and I started it three or four days ago after we caught up on some of our other shows (like “The Following”), and we finished all six episodes by last night. So good. It can be a little predictable at times, but overall, I can comfortably say I’m addicted. I won’t say who my guess is for the killer. Other show we love is the same as last month. I think “The Following” is getting better each season, and I don’t say that for many shows. Joe seemed like child’s play compared to this new killer/”number one student” (I don’t know his name), and I can’t wait to see how wild it will get before the season is up. And then I will mourn until the next season.
ANTICIPATING: Nothing, really. That’s a nice change! We have some family coming in town for Isla’s Baptism this week, but other than that, nothing too crazy. Things are finally calming down, and I love it.
LISTENING TO: 1989. Still. I will probably have this album on repeat until two years from now when T. Swift comes out with a new one. Also, her and Calvin Harris? Match made in musical heaven.
PLANNING: Beach trips! Mine and Dom’s fourth (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!) wedding anniversary is this month, so I think we are having a little Wilmington getaway. We went to Nashville together last summer, but other than that, we haven’t done anything just the two of us since Savannah before I got pregnant. Can’t wait for this trip, even if it is just a short one!
WORKING ON: Business ventures, and I am so so so excited for the future. There are few things better than your goals and dreams coming together. I’m also working on my personal business website, and it’s coming on nicely (albeit slowly). No complaints!
WISHING: I had more time during the day. With work building, my plate is getting rather full, and it’s exciting (but also nerve-wracking) to turn down jobs I would love to work on because I have so much going on. That being said, it’s always something to be grateful for! Hard work pays off, folks. — What are you up to this month so far? Anything fun happening on your end? Any book or TV recommendations?